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NISMO TV: Riding Shotgun in a GT500 GTR



Find out what it feels like to ride in a 530+hp GT500 car with Tsugio Matsuda at the wheel. The 2013 Nissan Nismo Motul Autech GT-R GT500 had an extra seat put in so Sam could experience one of the fastest passenger laps ever! 
 
 
 



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He sure was surprised to feel G forces.  My guess is the experience was very new for him.  I'd love that experience.

  My guess is the experience was very new for him.  

 

oh Sam is very involved in racing he runs  http://www.racecar-engineering.com/  when he isnt working for NISMO.  http://www.racecar-e...com/author/sam/

 

look at Darrel Waltrip for example who is a lifelong race driver and freaked out  in an Australian V8 Supercar up on Mt Panorama as it was totally different experience than what he was used to. thats a classic vid

530 HP is nothing except if you only weight 2600 pounds and have massive down force...........

GT500 cars are faster than LMP2 cars and  like  4 secs off a LMP1 at Fuji

Looks like this ride along was in a 2013 spec GT-R NISMO GT500 car which had a naturally aspirated 4.5liter V8. But the 2014 thru 2017 GT-R NISMO GT500 car has a 2.0liter turbo-charged I4 and is even faster than the 2013 version but I bet the naturally aspirated V8 in the 2013 sounds better.

 

Regarding WEC LMP cars, after 2017 Toyota will be the only competitor left in the LMP1-Hybrid category unless they quit too or Mazda and/or Peugeot come back to WEC. FIA WEC needs to open up LPM to include IMSA Prototypes and maybe DTM and GT500 cars and drop LPM1-Hybrid. That would be really cool but very unlikely to happen.

Amazing MC

That's one for the books - fantastic.

looks fun

OK...my turn. LOL...

sick video

the balance does matter, not the horsepower.


  My guess is the experience was very new for him.  


 
oh Sam is very involved in racing he runs   when he isnt working for NISMO.  http://www.racecar-engineering.com/author/sam/
 
look at Darrel Waltrip for example who is a lifelong race driver and freaked out  in an Australian V8 Supercar up on Mt Panorama as it was totally different experience than what he was used to. thats a classic vid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLkLtBkUVuo


By chance a few weeks back flew next to DW on a short flight from Nashville to Atlanta. He was headed to Daytona to do the broadcast. What a prince of a guy. We talked cars the whole way. Have to say wasn’t much of a NASCAR fan but after speaking with him I find myself checking it out a little more.